Rated 3 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bikiniwithmartini From Aweful To Awesome
My horrible bathroom laminate countertop is better than new again after using Rustoleum's Countertop Coating in cobblestone finish. It's so gorgeous now. The old countertop never looked this great even when it was new. The cobblestone finish is warm and neutral, true to the color shown on the box. It's the perfect complimentary backdrop for an undecided tile backsplash I plan on installing this year. The coating is a special gel-like mixture that once applied with a high density foam roller actually levels and melds itself together, blending beautifully without the worry of brushstrokes. After protecting the surrounding area with Pro Mask Blue Bloc-It painters tape, I worked quickly rolling on the countertop coating before the hardening agents set up. My small bathroom countertop took about 20-30 minutes of time to apply the coating and used between one-third to one-half of the 32 ounce container. A second coat may be applied after 24 hours and I'm going to do that tonight because I love it so much and want the extra durability of two coatings. I'm so impressed how self-healing this countertop coating is and how easy it is to get amazing looking countertops. It works on other surfaces such as wood, metal and vinyl, so after putting the second coat on the bathroom, I'm going to use the remaining amount on a shelf that needs updating. I would love, love, love to do another countertop coating for the faux butcher block countertop in the kitchen.
February 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jakeparlay Challenging to get right
We read the reviews prior to using this product and new that the application was a delicate process. With that in mind, we approached the application with the utmost care and preparation and purchased the highest quality rollers and brushes.
It was disappointing and the product was extremely finicky. We ended up doing five or six coats before it finally looked good enough to call it done. Even then, we weren't thrilled with the finished product but at least it made the countertop look more contemporary.
Don't overwork it the product, don't sand the product between finishes, even if you let if harden for a week. Apply it fast and thick with high-quality tools and you may succeed very well.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Autobroker Good for a quick remodel, but not the same as formica
This product is good if you have a dated countertop, but do not mistake it for formica. The coating is strong, however there are drawbacks compared to formica.
The finish is good, but not as smooth as a formica counter top. The finish is also not as hard as formica and it gives me the feeling that this material cannot be abused like formica.
The painting process needs a lot of preliminary work. The counter top must be clean and it's a good idea to scuff the surface (if glossy). You must tape off everything that you do not want painted. The paint has a pretty strong odor, so keep the windows open. Be careful not to let any airborne particles hit the wet paint.
I don't get the feeling that this will be as long lasting as formica. I also think that this material may scratch easily and may burn if a hot pot is left on.
If you hate your countertop and don't want to put new formica on top, then this is what you need. If you're thinking about doing this for a rental property, I advise against it. Tenants are too tough on things.
June 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Scorc Poor results
The paint color (taupe) was just right. I used the pain in my master bathroom. But, I followed the application directions and the results were not smooth. I used a foam roller brush and the roller tracks were visible in places. Since the edges where I used a regular brush looked better at first, I used a brush for a second coat - still poor results. I applied a third coat with the foam roller. Not smooth - roller marks are visible as well as brush marks where the roller wouldn't fit. I can only think that the images I saw of perfectly smooth countertops were because the paint was applied with a paint sprayer. From afar, the countertop looks good, but close up - not good. The directions were to let dry for 3 full days. I waited 4, and put my stuff back on the counter top. My blow dryer left a mark, so I moved everything back off to wait more days. Very disappointing results. Spraying it on would probably work better but that is another cost to either buy or rent a paint sprayer.
November 16, 2014